Monies donated to the Endeavour Sestercentenary Project shall only be spent on:

  1. The repatriation, transfer, storage and insurance of spears and shields collected by Cook at Kurnell (that are currently held by the British Museum and Cambridge University);

  2. Forward donation to the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP);

  3. Costs borne by the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) for the archaeological recording of wood and ballast from the shipwreck of The Lord Sandwich, in addition to their retrieval, restoration, cataloguing, transfer, insurance and preparation for display;

  4. Costs borne by Reconciliation Australia, and Aboriginal historian Trish Albert;

  5. Facilitating agreement between national institutions the National Portrait Gallery and the Australian National Maritime Museum for John Webber’s portrait of James Cook to be displayed as a temporary feature of an ANMM display in the year 2020 (the 250th anniversary of Cook’s voyage);

  6. Costs of a multimedia display telling the story of Cook’s first voyage, and the repatriation of artefacts;

  7. Event management to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Cook’s journey, in April 2020.

  8. Publicity to promote the Endeavour Sestercentenary Project

At this stage, donations to the Endeavour Sestercentenary Project are not tax deductible.

The names of all individuals, businesses and organisations making donations to this cause will be recorded and displayed alongside relics at the ANMM.

Upon the conclusion of the Project’s work in 2020, any remaining funds will be donated to the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour.